Cyclone death toll in New Zealand rises to 11 as recovery continues

Reuters 02/19/2023

SYDNEY — The death toll from Cyclone Gabrielle in New Zealand climbed to 11 on Sunday as thousands of people remained missing a week after the storm struck the country’s North Island. The cyclone hit the North…

Cyclone in New Zealand leaves 7 dead, trail of chaos

Reuters 02/17/2023

WELLINGTON — Recovery efforts continue in hard-hit areas of New Zealand on Friday after Cylcone Gabrielle caused chaos leaving at least seven people dead, displacing 10,000 people in the country’s most damaging storm in decades. Gabrielle, which…

New Zealand roiled by flash floods, landslides for third day

Reuters 01/29/2023

SYDNEY — Heavy rainfall hit New Zealand’s north island again on Sunday, causing landslides, flash floods and knocking out roads, with the death toll rising to four after a person who had been missing was confirmed dead.…

Jacinda Ardern shocks New Zealand, says she is stepping down as prime minister

Reuters 01/19/2023

WELLINGTON – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday made a shock announcement she had “no more in the tank” to continue leading the country and would step down no later than early February and not…

New Zealand offers nurses residency to meet shortfall

Agence France Presse 12/13/2022

Wellington, New Zealand — New Zealand on Monday offered overseas nurses and midwives an immediate pathway to residency, as the country tries to address an acute shortfall of medical staff. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said changes to…

Filipinas joins co-host New Zealand in Group A of FIFA Women’s World Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 10/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Philippine Women’s National Football Team (PWNFT) Filipinas will definitely have their backs against the wall in their debut in the FIFA Women’s World Cup next year after the official draw on Saturday, October…

Gilas prepares for worst as lone bright spot Carl Tamayo suffers ankle sprain

Lance Agcaoili - @inquirerdotnet 06/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas is holding its breath after Carl Tamayo, the lone bright spot in its blowout loss to New Zealand in the Fiba World Cup 2023 Asian qualifiers on Thursday,  suffered a right ankle…

New Zealand thrown into lockdown over single suspected Delta case

08/17/2021

WELLINGTON — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put New Zealand under strict lockdown on Tuesday after the country’s first coronavirus case in six months was reported in the largest city of Auckland. Ardern’s “go hard, go early” strategy has helped…

No tsunami threat in PH after powerful earthquake off NZ

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/05/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — There is no tsunami threat in the Philippines following the earthquake that struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported Friday, March 5, 2021.…

Not for women

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 01/18/2021

Last week, President Duterte regaled us with yet more of his thoughts on women. His proclamation that the presidency was not suited for women because of the latter’s “emotional set-up” was the latest in a string of…

Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand

Agence Presse France 11/26/2020

WELLINGTON — About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800 km (497 miles) off New Zealand’s east coast, officials said on Wednesday. New Zealand’s Department…

UN: Philippines gets P182 million int’l aid for typhoon victims

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 11/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations (UN) has announced P182 million worth of aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines. The European Union, Sweden, Australia, United States, Germany, and New Zealand were among those that extended assistance…

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